Jon Randall

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Jon Randall
Jon Randall at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN 2020
Jon Randall at Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN 2020
Background information
Birth nameJon Randall Stewart
Born (1969-02-17) February 17, 1969 (age 52)
OriginDallas, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, mandolin
Years active1992–present
LabelsRCA Nashville, Asylum, Eminent, Epic
Associated actsJessi Alexander, Bill Anderson, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Lorrie Morgan, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert

Jon Randall Stewart (born February 17, 1969) known professionally as Jon Randall, is an American producer, songwriter, and musician.[1]

His career began as a guitarist for Emmylou Harris' Nash Ramblers with whom he won his first Grammy for their Live at the Ryman album in 1992.[1][2] Between 1995 and 2005 Randall released four solo albums, What You Don't Know, Cold Coffee Morning, Willin' and Walking Among the Living.

As a songwriter, Randall has had many notable cuts including "Whiskey Lullaby" recorded by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss which won the 2005 CMA Song of the Year Award,[3] and “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert which won the 2018 ACM Song of the Year Award.[4] He has also had cuts with Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, Guy Clark, Little Big Town, Gary Allen and Travis Denning.[5]

Randall produced Dierks Bentley's Up on the Ridge (2010) which was nominated for the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Country Album,[6] and The Mountain (2018). Both albums were nominated for ACM and CMA Album of the Year.[7][8][9][10] Randall's production on The Mountain's "Burning Man ft. Brothers Osborne" also earned him the 2019 ACM Award for Music Event of the Year.[10] Other artists he has produced records for include: Dwight Yoakam, Jack Ingram, Pat Green, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jessi Alexander, and Parker McCollum.

Randall has been nominated for 4 Grammy Award, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards and 6 Country Music Association Awards. See Awards section below.

On February 19, 2021, Stewart released his first single in over 15 years, "Keep On Moving", co-produced, engineered and mixed by Brandon Bell.[11] On April 2, 2021, Stewart released a four-track solo project called Neon Texas.[12]

Music career[edit]

Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers[edit]

Randall's music career began as a guitarist for Emmylou Harris’ Nash Ramblers.[13]

In 1992, Randall won a Grammy award under the winner name 'Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers (Larry Altamanuik, Sam Bush, Roy Huskey, Jr., Al Perkins, Jon Randall Stewart)' for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.[1] The award was for the album Live at the Ryman.[14]

In 2017, Harris, Randall, Bush and Perkins reunited at The Ryman Auditorium for a 25th anniversary concert of the "Live at the Ryman" album .[2][15]

Artist career[edit]

Between 1995 and 2005 Randall released four solo albums, What You Don't Know, Cold Coffee Morning, Willin' and Walking Among the Living. The singles "Cold Coffee Morning" and "This Heart" both made appearances on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Charts.[16]

On February 19, 2021, Stewart released his first single in over 15 years, "Keep On Moving", co-produced, engineered and mixed by Brandon Bell.[11] On April 2, 2021, Stewart released a four-track solo project called Neon Texas.[12]

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall[edit]

On March 4, 2021, "In His Arms" was released collaboratively with Miranda Lambert and Jack Ingram. The single was accompanied by an announcement that the artists would be releasing a joint project called The Marfa Tapes on May 7, 2021, from which "In His Arms" was the first single. The project is a collection of raw live recordings from a trip to Marfa, Texas.[17]

On March 12, 2021, The Marfa Tapes track "Tin Man" was released,[18] followed by the release of "Am I Right or Amarillo" on March 26, 2021.[19]

18 South[edit]

Randall is also a member of 18 South, a culmination of acclaimed songwriters and Nashville's best session musicians consisting of Jessi Alexander, Jimmy Wallace, Mike Bub, Larry Atamanuik and Guthrie Trapp.[20] In 2010 they released their debut album Soulful Southern Roots Music.[21]

Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss[edit]

Randall co-wrote the song "Whiskey Lullaby" with Bill Anderson, which was released by Brad Paisley as a duet with Alison Krauss in 2004. The song received multiple award nominations, won the 2005 CMA Song Of The Year Award, and peak at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts, and #41 on the Billboard Hot 100.[22][23] As of July 2015, "Whiskey Lullaby" was certified 2x Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[24]

Dierks Bentley[edit]

Randall produced Dierks Bentley's Up on the Ridge (2010) and The Mountain (2018).[5]

Up on the Ridge was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Album,[6] and nominated for the ACM and CMA Album Of The Year.[9][25] The album debuted at #9 on the U.S. Billboard 200, #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Bluegrass Albums charts.[26][27][28] The second single from the album, "Draw Me a Map" was co-written by Bentley and Randall, and peaked at #33 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.[29]

Co-produced with Ross Copperman, The Mountain was nominated for both the ACM and CMA Album of the Year.[7][8] Their production on The Mountain's "Burning Man ft. Brothers Osborne" also earned them the 2019 ACM Award for Music Event of the Year.[10] The Mountain debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums and #3 on the Billboard 200 charts.[30][31]

Miranda Lambert[edit]

In 2017 Miranda Lambert released "Tin Man" which Stewart co-wrote with Lambert and Jack Ingram. The song won the 2018 ACM Song of the Year Award,[4] and was also nominated for the 2017 CMA Song of the Year and 2018 Grammy Award for Best Country Song.[32][1] As of February 2019, "Tin Man" received platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.[24]

Jack Ingram[edit]

Randall produced Jack Ingram's last two albums, Midnight Motel (2016) and Ridin' High... Again (2019).[5]

Ridin' High... Again also includes Ingram's rendition of "Tin Man", written by Randall, Ingram, and Miranda Lambert, which was previously released by Lambert and earned the three writers the 2018 ACM Song of the Year Award.[4] Ingram and Randall also co-wrote "Where There's a Willie" and "Everybody Wants to Be Somebody" (along with Todd Snider).[33][34]

Parker McCollum[edit]

In 2020, Randall produced Parker McCollum’s EP Hollywood Gold, with the lead single "Pretty Heart" achieving platinum certification.[24] He also co-wrote "Love You Like That" with Parker McCollum and Billy Montana.[35]

Chase Bryant[edit]

On February 26, 2021, Chase Bryant released "Upbringing" the lead single from his upcoming album of the same name. The song was written by Bryant, Randall and Stephen Wilson, produced by Randall and recorded at Arlyn Studios in Austin, TX.[36][37][38]

Awards[edit]

Year Organization Artist/Work Award Result
2019 ACM Awards Dierks Bentley Featuring Brothers Osborne - Burning Man Music Event of the Year Won[10]
2019 ACM Awards Dierks Bentley - The Mountain Album of the Year Nomination[7]
2018 CMA Awards Dierks Bentley - The Mountain Album of the Year Nomination[8]
2018 ACM Awards Miranda Lambert - "Tin Man" Song of the Year Won[4]
2018 Grammy Awards Miranda Lambert - "Tin Man" Best Country Song Nomination[1]
2017 CMA Awards Miranda Lambert - "Tin Man" Song of the Year Nomination[32]
2011 Grammy Awards Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge Best Country Album Nomination[6]
2011 ACM Awards Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge Album of the Year Nomination[9]
2010 CMA Awards Dierks Bentley - Up on the Ridge Album of the Year Nomination[25]
2008 Grammy Awards Earl Scruggs with Family and Friends - The Ultimate Collection/Live at the Ryman Best Bluegrass Album Nomination[1]
2005 CMA Awards Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Song of the Year Won[3]
2004 CMA Awards Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Song of the Year Nomination[39]
2004 ACM Awards Brad Paisley with Alison Krauss - "Whiskey Lullaby" Song of the Year Nomination[40]
1992 Grammy Awards Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers - Emmylou Harris & The Nash Ramblers at the Ryman Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won[1]

Artist discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
What You Don't Know
Willin'
  • Release date: September 21, 1999
  • Label: Eminent
Walking Among the Living
The Marfa Tapes
(with Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert)
  • Release date: May 7, 2021
  • Label: RCA Nashville

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
[41]
US Bubbling
[42]
CAN Country
[43]
1994 "I Came Straight to You" What You Don't Know
"This Heart" 74
1996 "By My Side" (with Lorrie Morgan) 18 10 21 Greater Need
1998 "She Don't Believe in Fairy Tales" Cold Coffee Morning (unreleased)
1999 "Cold Coffee Morning" 71
"Willin'" Willin'
2005 "Baby Won't You Come Home" Walking Among the Living
"I Shouldn't Do This"
2020 "Keep On Moving" Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1994 "I Came Straight to You"[44] R. Brad Murano/Steven T. Miller
"This Heart" Joanne Gardner
1998 "She Don't Believe in Fairy Tales" Trey Fanjoy
2005 "Baby Won't You Come Home"

Songwriting and production discography[edit]

American record producer and songwriter, Jon Randall, has released four studio albums as a solo artist. He has produced for artists including Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Pat Green, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jessi Alexander, and Parker McCollum. His extensive list of cuts also includes Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Emmylou Harris, Maren Morris, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery, Guy Clark, Little Big Town, Gary Allan and Travis Denning.[5][45]

Producer[5][edit]

Year Artist Album Label
2021 Chase Bryant Upbringing Green Iris Records
2020 Parker McCollum Hollywood Gold UMG Recordings
2020 Jessi Alexander Decatur County Red
2019 Jack Ingram Ridin' High….Again
2018 Dierks Bentley The Mountain Capitol Nashville
2016 Jack Ingram Midnight Motel
2016 Dwight Yoakam Swimmin' Pools, Movie Stars… Sugar Hill Records
2013 Darden Smith Love Calling
2010 Dierks Bentley Up on the Ridge Capitol Records Nashville
2009 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Speed of Life

Songwriter[5][edit]

Year Artist Album Song Written with
2020 Parker McCollum Hollywood Gold Love You Like That Parker McCollum, Billy Montana
2019 Miranda Lambert Wildcard Tequila Does Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram
Pretty Bitchin' Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
2019 Maren Morris Girl RSVP Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, Mark Trussell
2018 Dierks Bentley The Mountain The Mountain Dierks Bentley, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby
Son of the Sun Dierks Bentley, Ross Copperman, Jon Nite
How I'm Going Out Jessi Alexander
2017 Kip Moore Slowheart The Bull Luke Dick
2016 Miranda Lambert The Weight of These Wings Tin Man Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram
2016 Blake Shelton If I'm on Honest Savior's Shadow Jessi Alexander & Blake Shelton
2016 Ronnie Dunn Tattooed Heart Still Feels Like Mexico Tommy Lee James
2016 Sam Bush Storyman Bowling Green Sam Bush
I Just Wanna Feel Something Sam Bush
2015 Pat Green Home Girls from Texas featuring Lyle Lovett Shane McAnally
2013 Scotty McCreery See You Tonight Carolina Moon Ron Stewart, Ronnie Stewart
2012 Dierks Bentley Home Am I the Only One Dierks Bentley, Jim Beavers
The Woods Dierks Bentley, Jaren Johnston
2012 Jerry Douglas Traveler Frozen Fields Jeff Black
2011 Blake Shelton Red River Blue Drink On It Jessi Alexander, Rodney Clawson
2010 Dierks Bentley Up on the Ridge Rovin' Gambler Dierks Bentley
Draw Me a Map Dierks Bentley
Down in the Mine Dierks Bentley
You're Dead to Me Dierks Bentley, Tim O'Brien
2010 Reba McEntire All the Women I Am When Love Gets a Hold of You Jessi Alexander, Gary Nicholson
2009 Patty Loveless Mountain Soul II You Burned the Bridge
2007 Gary Allan Living Hard She's So California Gary Allan, Jaime Hanna
2007 Reba McEntire Reba: Duets Break Each Other's Hearts Again featuring Don Henley John Wiggins
2007 Kenny Chesney Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates Demons
2007 Little Big Town A Place to Land Firebird Fly Jessi Alexander
Lovely Enough Jessi Alexander
2004 Sam Bush King of My World Puppies 'n Knapsacks Sam Bush, Byron House
2003 Brad Paisley Mud on the Tires Whiskey Lullaby featuring Alison Krauss Bill Anderson
1999 Guy Clark Cold Dog Soup Ain't No Trouble to Me Guy Clark
Die Tryin' Guy Clark
1998 Sam Bush Howlin' at the Moon Song for Roy Sam Bush

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